Spring 2016
Celebrating all Volunteers!
Ma yor Harry LaRosiliere proclaimed April 10 - 16 National Volunteer Week in the City of Plano during a recent City Council Meeting.

“I wish to honor and to thank the dedicated citizens of the City of Plano who give so freely of their valuable time, energy and abilities. I urge my fellow citizens to volunteer in their respective communities. By volunteering and recognizing those who serve, we replace disconnection with understanding and compassion.”

Corina Sadler, Robin Popik, and Mayor Harry LaRosiliere
CAPP Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
The Citizens Assisting Plano Police (CAPP) program w as formed in March 2006. It is a committee within Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA). 

CAPP members are required to go through six months of training and commit to additional responsibility and levels of involvement. They assist the police department in a wide range of duties including Patrol (Handicap Parking Citations, Open Garage Door Patrol, Motorist Assists), manning the SkyWatch towers, Park Patrols, foot patrols at special events and more.

David Snellings joined CAPP because it allowed him to contribute to a community that has been "very good" to his family and to assist the Plano Police Department for which he has utmost respect for the officers who put themselves in harm’s way to protect citizens.

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David Snellings
CAPP member David Snellings was honored as the PCPAAA Volunteer of the Year.
CAPP Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
10 Year Accomplishments
Padmaja Guntur
Rookie of the Year Padmaja Guntur
Rookie of the Year is a Veteran Volunteer

Padmaja Guntur brought her love of volunteering with her to Plano. In February, she was chosen as the 2015 Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA) Rookie of the Year for her professionalism, can-do attitude and attention to detail.

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Volunteer Recognition Awards
Celebrating a Lifetime of Service

The mother and daughter team, Pooch and Grady Kingrey, have been Super Sorters Extraordinaire for more than 31 years. As attendees of the first and second Friends of the Library Book Sale, they couldn’t wait for it to come around again. So in 1985, they arrived early to the third annual sale and asked if they could help set up. That was the beginning of 31 years of dedicated volunteering service to the Plano Public Library System and the City of Plano. 

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Robin Popik, Grady Kingrey, and Kelly Kingrey
Robin Popik presents the Library Volunteer Recognition award to Grady and her sister Kelly Kingrey in honor of their mom, Pooch.  
Beth Felker and Amber Weible
A mber Weible presents the Volunteer of the Year award to Beth Felker at the Animal Shelter Volunteer Recognition.
Beth Felker Named Animal Shelter Volunteer of the Year

Beth Felker was named the 2015 Animal Shelter Volunteer of the Year for her inspiring dedication to the shelter.

"She has helped so many adopters find their perfect feline companions with her vast knowledge of cats and their behavior," said Amber Weible, Senior Animal Services Officer. "Her smiling face and jokes bring happiness to all the officers and visitors to the shelter every day she is here with us."

Bettye Phillips Chosen Plano Fire-Rescue's Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations to devoted Plano Fire Rescue Association (PFRA) member Bettye Phillips  who was presented with Plano Fire-Rescue’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year award. 

Bettye put in 80 hours of service with Plano Fire-Rescue in 2015, and she currently has surpassed well over 1,700 volunteer hours since she joined PFRA. We won’t mention how many additional hours she has volunteered with the Police Alumni, but without a doubt, Bettye is a true asset to the City of Plano and its public safety organizations!
Bettye Phillips
Bettye Phillips Named Plano Fire-Rescue's Volunteer of the Year 
Did You See Corina's Blog Post?

"Twenty Hats," an industry blog site for volunteer managers and non-profit professionals, recently posted an article that Corina wrote about five practices for maintaining a volunteer-centric culture in an organization as large as the City of Plano. Read it here.
Thank you TeamPlano for volunteering your time at Hope's Door and Minnie's Food Pantry.
TeamPlano volunteers at Minnie's Food Pantry
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Special Thanks to Our 
Volunteer Recognition Sponsors

Salsa's Tex-Mex Restaurant, Panera Bread, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Dallas Summer Musicals, Bob's Steak & Chop House, Pei Wei, Market Street, Texas Rangers Baseball Club, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation, Studio Movie Grill, Dallas Zoo, Urban Rio Cantina and Grill, Cracker Barrel, Great Harvest Bread Co., Sprinkles Cupcakes, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, CVS Pharmacy, AutoZone, Kroger, Whataburger

Volunteers in Plano
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Plano, TX 75074